A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs | Day 12 | Chapters 23-24 | Summary and Q&A

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February 2, 2021
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A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs | Day 12 | Chapters 23-24

TL;DR

The Adventure in Mystery Book Club discusses upcoming book choices and recaps chapters from Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

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Questions & Answers

Q: What does the Adventure in Mystery Book Club remind its members to do?

The club reminds members to vote for a new book and suggests accessing books from Project Gutenberg, a free site for public domain books.

Q: What happened in the previous chapters of Princess of Mars?

John Carter infiltrated Zodanga, joined the flying core, and saved a Red Martian. He discovered that Deja Thoris, his love interest, is being held captive by the Zodangans.

Q: Why is Deja Thoris unwilling to go with John Carter?

Deja Thoris has already given her word to marry a Zodangan prince to end the war. In Martian culture, breaking one's word is not acceptable.

Q: What does John Carter learn about the war between Zodanga and Helium?

The Zodangans took advantage of Helium's fleet being away to attack them. However, the war is unpopular among the people of Zodanga, and tensions are rising.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • The Adventure in Mystery Book Club reminds members to vote for a new book and discusses the availability of books in the public domain.

  • In the previous chapters of Princess of Mars, John Carter infiltrates Zodanga, joins the flying core, and saves a fellow Red Martian. He discovers that his love interest, Deja Thoris, is being held captive by the Zodangans.

  • John Carter tries to rescue Deja Thoris but discovers that she has agreed to marry a Zodangan prince to end the war. He is unable to convince her to break her word.

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